Silk Culture at Ebenezer

Silk Culture at Ebenezer (HM4RX)

Location: Rincon, GA 31326 Effingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.595', W 81° 10.894'

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Silk culture began at Ebenezer in 1736, when each Salzburger was presented with a mulberry tree and two were instructed in the art of reeling. Two machines were soon in operation in Mr. Bolzius' yard near the church, and in 1749, 762 lbs. of cocoons, yielding 50 lbs. 13 oz. spun silk, were produced. Though silk culture in Georgia declined in the 1760s, the Salzburgers persevered, and in 1772 shipped 485 lbs. raw silk. They made their own reels, and one was sent to England for a model. During the Revolution, silk production at Ebenezer was interrupted and was never resumed.
HM NumberHM4RX
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number051-6
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 482920 N 3582192
Decimal Degrees32.37658333, -81.18156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.595', W 81° 10.894'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 35.70" N, 81° 10' 53.64" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3941 Ebenezer Rd, Rincon GA 31326, US
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